I become one of the writers of the sourcebook for the 70th anniversary of Korea opera conducted by the Foundation for the 70th anniversary of the Opera in Korea.
Musicologist Jeon Jung-Im (전정임), the professor of Chungnam National University, is a chief writer, and I am a vice writer. She could not attend the meeting because she cannot communicate with the outside. She is currently working as an examiner of the College Scholastic Ability Test.
The contents will be divided into two books: a chronological list of opera performances in Korea from 1948 to 2017 and critical reviews on the history of opera in Korea.
I am going to write an article analyzing the annual opera performance trends from 2007 to the present in Korea.
I donated the opera database (1948-2007) I created when I wrote my master’s thesis. Three interns will supplement the data and enter additional data from 2007 onwards. Because the foundation has a lot of pamphlets and other stuff, they could fill in the parts I made blank with no records.